It looks like an upcoming Chrome OS device may feature an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Chrome Story found mention of a new device code-named “puppy” in the Chromium code base, and while it’s not clear if it’s a laptop or desktop, or what other hardware it will have, it appears to feature an NVIDIA T114 “dalmore” processor.
NVIDIA’s next-generation chip is features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores and 72 graphics cores. It also features enhancements for phones and tablets including new camera functionality and a 4G LTE modem, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the new Chrome OS device will have mobile broadband or a high performance camera.
Chrome OS is Google’s operating system based on the Chrome web browser. Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are all offering laptops and/or desktops running the operating system at this point and there are hints that future devices could sport new features such as touchscreens and high resolution displays.
As for the “puppy” Chromebook, all we know at this point is that someone appears to be testing Chromium (the open source version of Chrome) on the Tegra 4-powered device.